State of Broadband 2014 Report

The Broadband Commission For Digital Development has published its State of Broadband 2014 Report, dated September 21, 2014.

The 110 page report (pdf format) contains interesting insights about the Internet and presents seven Annexes with charts and tables regarding Broadband Policies,  fixed and mobile broadband penetration, households and individuals worldwide using the Internet, based on 2013 ITU data. Recommended reference material, a free copy is available for download here.

Montenegro Internet Broadband

According to the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Activity (EKIP), Montenegro ended May with 93,290 broadband internet users, which is 93 more than in April . Of this number, ADSL users totalled 61,199 (73.41% of the total), followed by Wimax with 7,929 (8.50%), FTTx with 7,229 (7.80%), cable with 5,232 (5.61%) and Wi-Fi with 4,362 (4.68%). The number of dial-up users in Montenegro was 92, which is seven less than in April. The majority of users had Internet speeds of between 2 and 4 Mbps (39.47% of the total), followed by 1 to 2 Mbps (31.84%). For further information, see Montenegro Internet Stats.

China Internet Users Hit 604 Million

China continues to be Internet leader in the world having reached 604 million users in September 2013, up 13 million users since June 30 2013. This huge net population uses mobile phones in its majority to access the Internet.

Internet World Stats has added broadband information for some countries that can be seen in each of the ten regional geographic pages. Historic Internet usage data for China is also available. This new metric is important because it gives an indication about the quality of Internet access in each world location.

Fast Broadband in Denmark

In Denmark  the number of broadband connections providing an Internet service of at least 30 Mbps had risen by 78 percent in the first half of 2013, compared with the same period a year earlier, and reaching 480,000. Broadband service at this speed now account for a little over 21 percent of all broadband subscriptions sold, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to the Danish Business Authority. Slightly more than 1 percent of homes and business have broadband service at 100 Mbps.

Fixed broadband penetration in Denmark is now over 40 percent. From the middle of 2012 until the middle of 2013, the number of fixed broadband connections went up by 3.8 percent. There were 50,000 new fiber subscriptions and 43,000 new Internet subscriptions via cable TV networks. Mobile Internet traffic grew by 127 percent over the same period, reaching an average of 3.3 GB.

For further reading, see the Denmark  Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts Report, this report provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and statistics in Denmark’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, including the subscriber forecasts to year 2020.